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FILE - In this Oct.23, 2019 file photo, tourists wait to see Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, at the Louvre museum, in Paris. Iconic sites that are among some of France's biggest tourist draws won't reopen when the country lifts most of its coronavirus restrictions next week. Neither the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower nor the Versailles Palace will be reopening next week when France lifts many of its remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced culture-fest

May. 29, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — You may need a face mask to see the Mona Lisa. You will have your temperature taken at the Colosseum in Rome. And to see views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower might require taking the stairs. After the cultural deprivation of the lockdown months during which their treasures were...

A passenger waits to check his luggage at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Serbia, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Serbia's national carrier Air Serbia has resumed commercial flights as the government eased the lockdown against the new coronavirus. Crisis authorities have said the situation in the country has stabilized despite virus clusters in the southern area. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Nations ease more restrictions, air travel opening up more

May. 29, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ BY LAND AND BY SEA: — Passenger traffic has resumed at the...

The Latest: Israel notes virus outbreaks at reopened schools

May. 29, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 23, 2020, file photo, migrant workers line up to board trains to their home states at a railway station in Hyderabad, India. The head of India's massive railway system said Friday, May 29, that authorities are investigating whether some migrant workers died of starvation or sickness this week while traveling on special trains to their home villages in blazing heat after losing their jobs in cities because of the coronavirus lockdown. Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said more than 5 million migrant workers and their families this month from cities and towns to their home villages on 3,840 trains. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)

Indian authorities probe deaths of migrant workers on trains

May. 29, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A senior Indian railway official said Friday that authorities are investigating whether some migrant workers died of starvation or heat sickness this week while traveling on special trains to their home villages in blazing heat after losing their jobs in cities because of the coronavirus...

In a video grab provided by SpellPundit, Navneeth Murali competes in the SpellPundit Online National Spelling Bee from Edison, N.J., Thursday, May 28, 2020. The 14-year-old eighth-grader, who won the event, came in with the most extensive spelling resume of anyone in the bee. When the two other remaining spellers misspelled words back to back before his turn, victory in the closest thing to a national spelling bee in this pandemic-disrupted year was his for the taking. (SpellPundit via AP)

Tough words, little drama, familiar champ in virtual bee

May. 29, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

The upstart ex-spellers who launched an online spelling bee to fill the void left by the canceled Scripps National Spelling Bee had little trouble running an efficient, and sufficiently challenging, competition. Replicating the drama of the ESPN-televised national finals wasn't quite as easy. Thursday night's...

A cafe-restaurant staff stands outside as people drink coffee in Monastiraki district of Athens, on Monday, May 25, 2020.  Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece: Tourists from 29 countries can fly in as of June 15

May. 29, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Friday listed 29 countries from where it will accept visitors as of June 15 as the Greek government looks to mitigate some of the financial damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The Greek Tourism Ministry said travelers from the permitted countries will be able to enter...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, Pablo Prengaman, center, practices recognizing and verbalizing body parts while building a Mr. Potato Head with the help of mother, Lorena Prengaman, and brother Lucas Prengaman, during a speech therapy session via Zoom in Phoenix. Pablo, who is 4 years old and has Down syndrome, has been doing online speech and occupational therapies since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Peter Prengaman)

VIRUS DIARY: For boy with Down syndrome, new path of therapy

May. 29, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The speech therapist held up a book of animals. Our 4-year-old looked curiously at her across the Zoom call screen. “Beig! Beig!” Pablo suddenly shouted, pointing at a pig. It was the first time I had heard Pablo say an approximation of an animal name. It was a huge...

A woman photographs a mural of Cardi B that was updated by the artist Colton Valentine to include a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak in San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AP PHOTOS: Street art offers beauty, a laugh, some hope

May. 29, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning. Street art is getting inspiration from the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe, offering some comic relief, wit and beauty in a world where people are cut off from each other. In some cases, the art urges people to follow...

25 May 2020, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schaprode: Tourists with backpacks and suitcases wait on a pier for transport with a ferry to the Baltic island Hiddensee in Schaprode, Germany, Monday May 25, 2020. In German state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, after the travel ban due to the coronavirus protection measures, holidaymakers from other federal states are now allowed to travel to the island. ( Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)

Roam close to home: Europe's tourists play safe in pandemic

May. 29, 2020 8:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Many a journey to far-flung corners of Europe starts in a dusty industrial yard in east Berlin, where Felix Rascher carefully tends to his small fleet of Volkswagen camper vans, a favorite among free-spirited travelers the world over. But this spring, the pandemic threw a wrench in the works...

Workers walk into Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 25, 2020. Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Video game look? Spanish league considering virtual crowds

May. 29, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish soccer matches could have the look of a video game when the competition resumes next month. The league is contemplating adding virtual crowds to the television broadcast of matches that will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spanish league president...